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  1. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Just downloaded it.
    Seems like a good solid Skype experience. Far better than the one it replaced.

    Lets you call other Skype users using a computer for $0, thats pretty neat! And it lets you use their service for international calling! And thats very inexpensive compared to Verizon's international calling.

    Sadly there is one major thorn in my side about it:

    NO WIFI CALLING.

    Thats right.......the thing we where so excited about having with this new Skype, they DO NOT ALLOW. No signal where you live but can find wifi and was wishing this was your salvation? Too bad this time. Wishing to travel abroad and make your Droid handy outside of the country? Nope.


    Sadly until skype fixes this issue, it will be far from perfect
    03-25-2010 06:19 AM
  2. anthonyzul's Avatar
    I feel like it's probably more a Verizon issue then a Skype one.. I'll still download it though. Can't wait for the day when I can video chat from my cell phone though..
    03-25-2010 08:15 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    That's too bad about WiFi calling. Wow, it's like bizarro iPhone Skype, where they only allow calling via WiFi and not 3G (at least for now.)
    03-25-2010 08:17 AM
  4. PortareAF's Avatar
    It doesn't have any wifi, which of course is VZW, because if you could they make no money, defeats the purpose for them. It is getting slaughtered in the market for it.
    03-25-2010 08:25 AM
  5. anon(7436)'s Avatar
    People will always find something to complain about.
    03-25-2010 09:35 AM
  6. DivingDancer's Avatar
    I don't care about the lack of wi-fi calling. I hardly ever use wi-fi anyway. Just being able to call Hong Kong for free is a GREAT thing!
    03-25-2010 09:43 AM
  7. jasonrellis's Avatar
    I put my phone number in on Skype.com and they sent me a text with a link for the download. When I press the link, it takes me to the webpage and tells me that my phone is not supported by skype and that I need to purchase a blackberry or android device to take advantage of skype. I'm doing all this from my droid...... Anyone else running into this problem?
    03-25-2010 09:53 AM
  8. SergeantDroid's Avatar
    I put my phone number in on Skype.com and they sent me a text with a link for the download. When I press the link, it takes me to the webpage and tells me that my phone is not supported by skype and that I need to purchase a blackberry or android device to take advantage of skype. I'm doing all this from my droid...... Anyone else running into this problem?
    Yep, having the same problem.
    03-25-2010 09:54 AM
  9. SergeantDroid's Avatar
    Finally worked. Used the browser and typed Download Skype for your mobile and then it directed me to the Market.
    03-25-2010 09:57 AM
  10. dontera's Avatar
    Same.. won't let me download. Can someone who has already gotten it provide the apk?
    03-25-2010 09:57 AM
  11. kpageisgreat's Avatar
    i like it so far. wi-fi not all that important for me
    03-25-2010 10:01 AM
  12. MrSmith317's Avatar
    Same.. won't let me download. Can someone who has already gotten it provide the apk?
    You can download it directly from the market. I'm shocked AC doesn't have a barcode for it yet. I downloaded it from the market and created my account via the Skype app...no issues yet.

    On the wi-fi issue. Verizon can't make any money off of skype-skype calls anyway so why in the world would they block wifi? All the skype-> land calls are serviced by verizon so that part I can understand. Do they really think that people are going to use Skype(and pay for calls) instead of just calling right from their handset?
    03-25-2010 10:05 AM
  13. Brad Lane's Avatar
    Finally worked. Used the browser and typed Download Skype for your mobile and then it directed me to the Market.
    This didn't work for me and I can't find it in the market. Are they rolling it in phases or something?
    03-25-2010 10:14 AM
  14. dontera's Avatar
    I located it in the market. Chat works perfectly - this is precisely what I needed!
    03-25-2010 10:15 AM
  15. jasonrellis's Avatar
    Finally worked. Used the browser and typed Download Skype for your mobile and then it directed me to the Market.
    That worked. Thanks.
    03-25-2010 10:16 AM
  16. bananaslug613's Avatar
    If anything, wouldn't enabling Wifi be advantageous for Verizon because it wouldn't clog up their 3g networks with the required data needed to run skype? This may be a stupid question but I am curious.
    03-25-2010 10:17 AM
  17. dontera's Avatar
    i spoke with a tech support guy at skype, he advised to do the following if you are getting the "your mobile is not supported" page:

    1) clear your cache
    2) reboot your phone (important!)

    This fixed my problem and I was able to get to the download page.
    03-25-2010 10:26 AM
  18. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    People will always find something to complain about.
    Never fails.
    03-25-2010 10:46 AM
  19. Brad Lane's Avatar
    i spoke with a tech support guy at skype, he advised to do the following if you are getting the "your mobile is not supported" page:

    1) clear your cache
    2) reboot your phone (important!)

    This fixed my problem and I was able to get to the download page.
    Tried this twice now and still no luck. Also still not in market
    03-25-2010 11:00 AM
  20. hakoreh's Avatar
    That worked. Thanks.
    didnt work and didnt work clearing cache or restarting the phone though i got a different skype doesnt work for your phone message
    03-25-2010 11:01 AM
  21. thekC's Avatar
    For people not being able to find in the market: Are you checking under the Verizon tab? I found it there once not being able to use the download page.
    03-25-2010 11:04 AM
  22. Brad Lane's Avatar
    For people not being able to find in the market: Are you checking under the Verizon tab? I found it there once not being able to use the download page.
    Yes, first place I looked. Then did a search for "skype"
    03-25-2010 11:07 AM
  23. GenericMessage's Avatar
    To all the people having difficulty downloading it:


    Just type "SKYPE" in the search bar in the market, it'll pop up there.
    03-25-2010 11:10 AM
  24. GenericMessage's Avatar
    People will always find something to complain about.
    Giving an honest review is complaining?

    C'mon Chris, you're above that.
    03-25-2010 11:11 AM
  25. thai6688's Avatar
    Can someone please post some screen shots of the app (like the phone, sms, and chat features)? I have a droid eris 1.5 so I can't see the screen shots in the marketplace. Also, any advantages to stock sms of android?
    03-25-2010 11:12 AM
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